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Fowler contacts pal Heyward after appendectomy

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DENVER -- Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler said he "reached out" to Braves outfielder Jason Heyward after hearing of his appendectomy Monday night, and hoped to visit with him after Tuesday's doubleheader with the Braves.

Heyward underwent the procedure at a Denver hospital.

During offseasons, Fowler, an Atlanta native, has worked out with many Braves players, and he and Heyward honed their swings together this offseason.

"I just told him anything he needs, I got," Fowler said. "I've known Jason for a long time. It's unfortunate. I'm praying for him."

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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